Today, all classes at South B are full TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). What's that mean, you ask? Am I throwing everything out the window? No, don't be silly! Good question though and when I figure it out, I'll let you know. But in essence, here's the plan...
1. We'll keep the warm ups coming as short, separate things. We can learn perspective, color theory and proportion without turning them into projects.
2. We'll keep the lessons coming. We will still learn how artists steal, solve problems and observe so feel free to utilize this info in your projects. Plus we'll bump up Weird Wednesday. For example, have you seen the exploding paint fireworks thingy Color Like No Other? Click here or stop by during 3rd block today.
3. Other than that, student directed projects. You pick the media, subject and style.
OK that's it. Get to work.
Here at The Art of South Brunswick High School, NC, we incorporate the Teaching for Artistic Behavior or TAB philosophy in our classroom. TAB states that the student is the artist and the art room is their studio.
We believe students should be involved in the entire artistic process including designing, creating, and reflecting on their work.
It is our job as teachers to present ideas and concepts, demonstrate techniques and materials, and encourage and support our students to create and produce works of art at the highest level.
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Art of South B
The Visual Arts Dept. at SBHS is like no other program in the state. Learn more, watch the Intro to South B video.
Listen to the
Make Artists Podcast
with your host Ian Sands the choice based, student directed, Teaching for Artist Behavior, high school art teacher and stuff and things... but mostly stuff.
Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
Click Here to read the March SchoolArts Article, Student-Directed Answers to Five Frequently Ask Questions
Click Here to Read the April SchoolArts Magazine Article Tracking Student Progress with the Burn Book!
Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands